Monday, October 6, 2008

Heart to Heart Update and a CCEE Card

Hello! Hope you all had fun celebrating WCMD on Saturday. I managed to create a few cards for some amazing card-raisers (see post below!) and I will be working on more this week.

Today, I wanted to give all of you an update on how much has been raised through my Whimsical Autumn set (100% of my proceeds from this set go to the Alzheimer's Association).

To date--we have raised $1402.61 (($761 from my proceeds from the set, $450 from a matching gift from the Association Board and $191 from my stamping friend Lesa Smaligo!! You rock gf!) So THANK YOU!!! This set will continue to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association but I just wanted to show you the amazing results from the first month!
Also, I am so happy to report that over 850 cards have been sent to caregivers of Alzheimer's patients. This is a rough estimate as I know many people were making more than one card and some were even organizing card parties so I know the actual total is much greater! (I hope to get a picture of all the cards hanging at the Artman home and I will post it if I am able to get someone to take one for me! Nudge, nudge...how 'bout it Dad?)


I have no words---Just know that you all rock!!! I will be continuing to honor the wonderful companies who donated to the Heart to Heart blog candy throughout the coming months.

Monday = CCEE challenge day! This month it is Dawn's turn to challenge us and her first challenge is "To make a fall card creating your own patterned paper."

To go with the announcement today, I had to use the Whimsical Autumn set for my card (grin!)

I colored the main basket of apples with Copic markers and then added some clear embossing powder to just the apples to give them some shine. My created patterned paper was made with the leaf image from the set. I thought it would be fun to have the leaves falling from the sky for this fall-themed card.


I added a hemp tie at the top of the scalloped piece and then added a strip of scallops at the top of the card. Here is a close up of the main image and the leaves. You can also see that the sentiment is two-toned. I stamped the words in cocoa ink and then used a Chocolate chip marker to add the darker color to the bottom of the words.


Materials used: Stamps-Whimsical Autumn (Carolyn King for Gina K Designs); sentiment-A Year of Flowers (Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs); Copic markers; ink-Momento tuxedo black, Close to cocoa, caramel, chocolate chip marker (Stampin' Up!); Clear embossing powder (SU!); Versamark pen; Heat tool; Marvy scalloped circle punch; Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); eyelet (Making Memories); Cropadile; slit punch (Stampin' Up!); brads (Heidi Swapp); hemp (Stampin' Up!); dimensionals (Stampin' UP!)

You can check out all of the amazing CCEEers creations HERE! We hope you will play along!

Thanks for stopping by!


22 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

That's awesome that so much money has been raised and so many cards have been sent. Wow! Look at the awareness you've raised, Carolyn. WTG!

Love your card today with all the white space and the scallops along the top. Sounds like a fun challenge!

Monica said...

OMG Cammie!!!
That is amazing! I am so glad your lil fundraiser went so great!!

~Monica~

Colleen said...

That is such wonderful news. Thank you for your hard work.

Colleen said...

That is such wonderful news. Thank you for your hard work.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word...that's a lot of money raised for sure!!! It's wonderful to see all the support out there!

Your card is fabulous...so clean and crisp!

specialcraftmom4 said...

I am so happy everything was so successful!!!Your card is just perfect. I really love that set (:

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Wonderful announcement! Love your whimsical card and your way of decorating the background just on one side. Cool effect. I did not get any stamping on Saturday, because I was at a swim meet. I did manage one last night. Hope you had a great weekend.

Michelle said...

WOW! That is AWESOME! It wouldn't have happened without your dedication to such a fabulous cause. Kudos to you, my friend!

Rose Ann said...

That is soooo awesome, Cammie!! I love your wonderful card too!! Super coloring job, as always!!

Vicki said...

So awesome about the money!! Your card is fabulous as well!! TSMFS!!

Alexandra said...

I am sooooo glad that it turned out so awesome Cammie!!! Every time I look at your stamp set here on my desk, I think about what good you are doing - you ROCK, my friend!!!

Your card is amazing as always - I love the coloring!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ila said...

That is Absolutley Amazing!!
I love your Gorgeous card!!..beautiful stamps and coloring!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

That's soooooo fantastic to hear!!! You are sooo amazing and have truly made a difference!!!! This Fall card is just so, well, Whimsical!!! LOL I just love the shine to the apples and the scallop along the top!!

TxScrapAddict said...

So awesome raising sooo much and all the those cards! Wonderful!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

What a wonderful fund-raiser -- and raising awareness at the same time. Just awesome, Cammie! And Lesa is so generous, too!

stampmonkey said...

Congrats on such a successful fund-raiser, Cammie! Your efforts have opened the eyes (and hearts) of many. You're amazing!

Great card, too! ;D

Deb said...

That's awesome, what a beautiful heart you have and this is a beautiul card!! I just got mine today, man that Gina's fast!

Rita said...

Congrats to you girl, you are amazing! I'm getting my set as a Christmas present, so I have to wait til then to play...darn it! Sorry I haven't been around for awhile but I've been so busy & I'm finally catching up on blog surfing. This card is so beautiful & I luv those shiny apples!

Melanie said...

that's really awesome!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Stunning! Love your Copic colouring. It looks SO real! :O)

Jackie Pedro said...

I read your blog often but I don't usually leave comments, but I just wanted to let you know that I think what you are doing is wonderful. What a big heart you have...

Your card is beautiful and I just ordered this set from the Gina K site. I just love the images!!

Shirley said...

Marvelous, Cammie. How wonderful and what a great inspiration and model you are.

Oh, I almost forgot. Your card is just sensational as always. Very vibrant and warm too!